Emmy-Winning CBS News Producer Lane Venardos Dies
August 22, 2011 at 4:30 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime CBS NEWS producer LANE VENARDOS, who died FRIDAY of a heart attack at his MAUI home. He was 67 and living in retirement in HAWAII.
An Emmy-winning producer 13 times and former Exec. Producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE and Exec. Producer of Special Events and VP/Hard News and Special Events at the network, VENARDOS started as a producer and Acting News Dir. at CBS' WBBM-A/CHICAGO and worked in radio news in WASHINGTON and NEW YORK for CBS and NBC before joining the TV side, named a producer of CRONKITE's show in 1974. He retired in 2000, returning as a consultant and producing several of the live results shows for CBS' "SURVIVOR" and other reality shows.